Why is Insertion sort better than Quick sort for small list of elements?

Big-O Notation describes the limiting behavior when n is large, also known as asymptotic behavior. This is an approximation. (See http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Big_O_notation) Insertion sort is faster for small n because Quick Sort has extra overhead from the recursive function calls. Insertion sort is also more stable than Quick sort and requires less memory. This question describes … Read more